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by Mean Wing
Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My bike!
Replies: 55
Views: 2884

Re: My bike!

Aha! I spent some time talking to the kids (and my god, they are just KIDS!) flying the ANG F-16's at an airshow recently. I was quizzing them on systems, I was interested on how they dealt with engine failures. I had always assumed that with an engine failure that it was an automatic ejection, wit...
by Mean Wing
Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My bike!
Replies: 55
Views: 2884

Re: My bike!

That's a great picture! And I love the fighter-plane teeth! Aha! I spent some time talking to the kids (and my god, they are just KIDS!) flying the ANG F-16's at an airshow recently. I was quizzing them on systems, I was interested on how they dealt with engine failures. I had always assumed that w...
by Mean Wing
Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My bike!
Replies: 55
Views: 2884

Re: My bike!

Might be a few weeks early, but it's one of my favorite pics (from many years ago)... :D That's a great picture! And I love the fighter-plane teeth! Thank you, sir! Now you know why she's my Mean Wing. Those teeth are what caught my eye on eBay when I purchased this '02 back in 2008. As a former F-...
by Mean Wing
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My bike!
Replies: 55
Views: 2884

Re: My bike!

Might be a few weeks early, but it's one of my favorite pics (from many years ago)... :D
by Mean Wing
Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Painless timing belts replacement
Replies: 34
Views: 3661

Re: Painless timing belts replacement

Just received mine today thank you mito57 what a great idea these will be such a big help. I just changed my belts but want to do it again just to use the cool new tool 😁 quigleyje, Did you use this tool on your '75 GL1000? If so, when you ordered yours from mito57, did you have to specify that? Fi...
by Mean Wing
Sat May 01, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 637
Views: 118099

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

Okay, I'll admit it was not used in a "movie", but this is the site of "New Alexandria" from the series "The Walking Dead." It's 50 minutes southwest of Atlanta, in the small town of Senoia (pronounced: Suh-noy). Ironically, the main street through Senoia was used in th...
by Mean Wing
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Ceramic Coating - The Last Coat
Replies: 23
Views: 5600

Re: Ceramic Coating - The Last Coat

I'm curious, if I've already detailed my motorcycle (top to bottom), in your opinion (WingAdmin) can any of the steps be deleted? In other words, do you think I could go straight to the application step?
by Mean Wing
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to repair broken plastic tabs
Replies: 1
Views: 6467

How to repair broken plastic tabs

A broken tab is quite a common dilemma on vintage ABS covers. As long as you have a duplicate tab to create a mold from, you're golden. I reconstructed a new tab using a Plastic Repair Kit from Plastex.net. I had such great success, I ended up purchasing their Master Repair kit to address many other...
by Mean Wing
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange electrical problem
Replies: 35
Views: 2960

Re: Strange electrical problem

You had resistance between the battery terminal and the battery lead - enough that the terminal has partially melted, and has also melted the plastic case of the battery! Often with wet cell (flooded) batteries, the types that have vents, this is caused by the vent hose not being in place. The corr...
by Mean Wing
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange electrical problem
Replies: 35
Views: 2960

Re: Strange electrical problem

I was having a very similar problem with my '78 GL 1000, and spent months troubleshooting it until I finally found the culprit. Though I'm no rocket (or mechanical) scientist, I'll try to explain it in terms that make sense to me. But, they might not be the correct ones, so I apologize. At random in...
by Mean Wing
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: MPG on a 1978 Gl1000
Replies: 15
Views: 4910

Re: MPG on a 1978 Gl1000

The 78/79 should average around 40mpg plus. I completely concur! I routinely average 38-40 mpg. Though my 1978 GL1000 now has 19,000 miles on it, when I bought it two years ago (with 15,000 miles), I shipped my entire Carb set up to Pistol Pete's and had them do their "rebuild & sync"...
by Mean Wing
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: Replacing REAR Brake Pads on a '78 GL1000
Replies: 7
Views: 6725

Re: Replacing REAR Brake Pads on a '78 GL1000

Thanks for the kind words. There's just enough things that are different about the '78-'79 model (when it comes to the Factory Manual or other sources) that having information like this available can really save a "non-mechanic" like me. Best of luck with your new "vintage" Goldw...
by Mean Wing
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: Removing REAR tire & replacing Brake Pads on a '78 GL1000
Replies: 4
Views: 6753

Re: Removing REAR tire & replacing Brake Pads on a '78 GL1000



Here's just one option that I found on Amazon.com. This tube matches the correct tire size of my Dunlop 404.

Hope this helps . . . :D
by Mean Wing
Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: Replacing REAR Brake Pads on a '78 GL1000
Replies: 7
Views: 6725

Re: Replacing REAR Brake Pads on a '78 GL1000

Unkle Buckie,

Glad it helped! Unlike most members of this site, I need all the assistance I can get (i.e., new to motorcycle maintenance and mechanics). So, as I attempt new tasks, my goal is to pass on what I've learned . . . :D
by Mean Wing
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: Removing REAR tire & replacing Brake Pads on a '78 GL1000
Replies: 4
Views: 6753

Re: Removing REAR tire & replacing Brake Pads on a '78 GL1000

And for anyone interested, I replaced my rear tire with a Dunlop D404 130/90-17 (H speed rating), and new inner tube which runs around $80 online, not including the cost of the inner tube.
by Mean Wing
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: Replacing REAR Brake Pads on a '78 GL1000
Replies: 7
Views: 6725

Replacing REAR Brake Pads on a '78 GL1000

To begin this process, see my Removing REAR Tire & Replacing Brake Pads on a '78 GL1000 post first. This will assist you in getting the rear tire off the bike and out of the way. NOTE: Do not disconnect the hydraulic line! 1. Remove black plastic brake pad inspection cover, on top of the brake a...
by Mean Wing
Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: Removing REAR tire & replacing Brake Pads on a '78 GL1000
Replies: 4
Views: 6753

Removing REAR tire & replacing Brake Pads on a '78 GL1000

I don't claim to be mechanically smart, however, with my Honda Service and Clymer manuals at my side, I removed my rear tire and replaced the rear brake pads for the first time since buying this Goldwing in August of 2015. I thought I'd share the experience with you, because these manuals (especiall...
by Mean Wing
Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: My first bike
Replies: 46
Views: 9880

Re: My first bike

Honda Trail 70.jpg cb360t0a.jpg Image 1.jpg cx5001.jpg Image.jpg GW turn.jpg CB_750_Final__59_.JPG I know, one pic only, but I couldn't help myself . . . :lol: It all started at age 14 (in 1975) when I bought my first motorcycle to get to and from high school and work (KFC) . . . A used, street leg...
by Mean Wing
Sat May 07, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: High Beam INOP
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: High Beam INOP

I acquired this pristine GL1000 last August, with only 15,900 miles on it. I'm quickly learning on a motorcycle of this age, when individual lights don't work, and it's not the bulb, ALWAYS suspect the connectors. After reseating several connectors, from the headlight, through the fairing, and back ...
by Mean Wing
Fri May 06, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: High Beam INOP
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: High Beam INOP

Try to locate the wires/connectors that were once inside the original headlamp bowl. Maz Thanks for replying, Maz! Though I will follow your guidance, during my troubleshooting I disconnected the 9-pin electrical connector between the fairing and the motorcycle only to find out that the Wh wire (pi...
by Mean Wing
Fri May 06, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: High Beam INOP
Replies: 4
Views: 606

High Beam INOP

I have a Vetter Windjammer SS fairing on my 1978 GL1000, therefore, it is not the stock headlight. However, my HIGH BEAM recently failed, for no apparent reason. I've checked the sealed-beam lamp and both filaments (Hi & Lo) work. Of the three wires (BLACK-Bk, WHITE-Wh, & YELLOW-Y) coming in...
by Mean Wing
Mon May 02, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights
Replies: 117
Views: 35855

Re: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights

Today I found out that Kisan (maker of the Pathblazer headlight modulator) has tested their modulator with this LED and it works fine - that's something else that you can't do with HID lights, they cannot be modulated. You must use the LED version of their headlight modulator. Am I rolling the dice...
by Mean Wing
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bluetooth Headsets
Replies: 73
Views: 6713

Re: Bluetooth Headsets

Bob & Wayne,

You guys rock! Thanks for taking the time to pass on that valuable info! I've got my Christmas "wish list" all filled out now . . . :P
by Mean Wing
Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bluetooth Headsets
Replies: 73
Views: 6713

Re: Bluetooth Headsets

Bob Myers wrote:Yes it can be done using sena products
If you please, what list (i.e., components, model #s, etc.) of Sena products would get the job done, completely, on my 1800, without any shortfalls (i.e., can't do Intercom, can't do CB, etc.)?

Thanks!
by Mean Wing
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bluetooth Headsets
Replies: 73
Views: 6713

Re: Bluetooth Headsets

At the risk of being pegged as "clueless" and technically challenged, I need to ask this question, because I'm a bit confused by this thread: Aside from the many Bluetooth Headset options out there (Sena, Scala, etc.), is there any product or wiring harness out there that would allow me to...